...in the difficulty and pain,
when we take risks,
when our faith comes to head with...
x, y, z [everything else]
...when there is much to much emotion,
and lives you love...
and you stand up for your faith
HE is there.
closer, it seems, than before
Jesus journeys with us in the pain
the nearness is thick
and i rejoice in the pain
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Sometimes I look around and feel like an imposter.
I'm a dad?
I'm a husband?
I'm a pastor?
I bought this home?
I'm 26 (at least for four more days)?
I feel like I'm still a kid.
I feel like I'm playing house.
I feel like I should still be dreaming and planning about the realities I live in.
I guess this is part of God's wild surprises in life.
The adventure moves quickly.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013
God uses my garden to teach me
And I find my life to be much like my garden
Where things grow and die
Weeds and bugs creep in
Some spots get too dry
Yet others are too soaked, they're drowning
But my Gardener cares daily
And knows what I need
He waters, tills, prunes, and plants
And so if I can be a little more like my Gardener
In my own home garden
I think the kale and lettuce,
Strawberries, basil, and plumeria tree
Will be just fine.
God help me.
Friday, September 13, 2013
- i'm going to be a dad... to a BOY! this is my dream come true
- gardening slows me down, allows me to breathe, and process the processes of life
- i am enjoying being back into a normal rhythm of life and work now that school is back in
- where will we go on a mini-vacation before the baby comes?
Friday, August 16, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013
recently, i have been reflecting
on the joy-filled expression of love
my wife possesses a fun, creative spirit
that is at its best, i notice, when i am attentive enough
some simply label it
'bringing out each others best'
inspiration is more like it
i desire for everything that she is to overflow
into her day to day reality:
connecting with God
dreaming grand possibilities
so i must be ever mindful of ways
i can draw her out of herself
who will you inspire today?